Thanks, You Guys

I believe this is what is referred to as getting one’s groove back.  I don’t know if it’s come across in my posts over the last few months, but it has been rough over here – overwhelming, sad, exhausting.  And we still have sad stuff going on.  Keith’s side of the family has been forced to deal with more illness and death than is acceptable.  These wonderful people have had enough, universe.  Back off.  And I’ve been carrying around my own personal grief since December.  I had a miscarriage.  It was my first pregnancy and at first we were all SO HAPPY.  And then Keith and I went in for the second ultrasound and . . . nothing.  No heartbeat.  I had surgery to complete what my body wasn’t doing on its own and then was left feeling completely altered and empty.  Heartbreaking doesn’t begin to touch what that feels like.  Dealing with the depression was so exhausting on its own that I didn’t have the energy to stitch a seam, let alone run a business, and I was going NUTS (especially since the pregnancy was also exhausting, so I basically hadn’t worked since returning from the NY market in October).  I was seriously worried I wasn’t going to get any of my projects done.  And then . . .

I started to feel better.

And ohmigosh, you guys, I almost feel better than I’ve ever felt before.  Stronger, more aware.  And I’m suddenly able to see all of the amazing things that have happened in just the past month.  Tons of bridal appointments and orders – I’ve brought in more sales in the last month than in the entire last quarter (um typing that sentence just about made my brain explode).  I’ve got people in here working with me and I’m accepting new appointments with reckless abandon, because, dudes, I got this.  And everyday this week I’ve gotten more and more good news.  Even putting together all of my year-end tax info hasn’t bummed me out!  And believe me, seeing how much money I put into this business last year, should seriously bum me out.  But no, I’m good.  I’M GOOD.

And I know a lot of that is because of all of you.  I’m constantly astounded by how much support I get through you guys.  It makes me cry when I think about it.  You’re all so awesome.  And I love you.

Thank you SO MUCH.

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11 Responses to Thanks, You Guys

  1. Rachel K

    So glad you’re feeling better. A miscarriage is an extremely difficult time and I wish more happy thoughts and wonderful things your way-hugs!

  2. oh girl. huge internet-hugs and huge in-person-hugs tomorrow. can’t imagine how hard it must be to go through that AND share it with the world. you are amazing!!

  3. Keep your head up! You are exceptionally talented and good things will (and are) coming from it. Even though we don’t know each other, I’m so inspired by your blog and that you’ve tackled turning your labor of love into a successful business. XO.

  4. One could never tell from your posts, always so cheerful and uplifting, what both of you have been going through. But good times come, and allow us to exhale and we have to make sure we always have the strength and stubbornness to enjoy them. This is an overseas hug. As strong and tight as if I was right there with you. Now kick back and enjoy the ride, sweetie. You know you deserve all things amazing that come your way. :)

  5. Harriet

    I am so sorry for yours and Keith’s loss, you’re quite inspirational that you’ve kept going and managed to keep posting great things to this blog that cheer me up the other side of the pond. I’m so glad that things are looking up for you and hope they do for Keith soon too.

  6. Sylvia

    Oh Veronica…
    As a longtime reader but never commenter, I have to comment on this one. I am so so sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through the last few months. I am sending tons and tons of good vibes your way. Am so happy for you and Keith that things seem to be looking up these days. xxx

  7. Charis

    so glad things are looking up for you! You’re so beautiful and inspiring, ad deserve all good things!

  8. vsheaffer

    You never cease to amaze me. I love you all, SO MUCH. Thank you for your sweet, SWEET comments. Giant hugs and kisses all around! XOXOXO

  9. You are awesome and so is your work. It is crazy to think that I could tell something was bothering you, even though I just read your blog, but i could totally tell. Thank you for sharing with us what has been going on, I know that must have been hard. Hope the good times keep rolling! XO

  10. Hugs.

    And please come do my taxes for me. I’m in denial.

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